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Kathleen B (rosierabbit) - BPL Premium Member

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All Forum Posts by Kathleen B

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Re: Re: Wet rain jacket
I appreciate all the comments. Trying the jacket with and without a pack is an excellent suggestion. A poncho is an interesting idea, but I've never tried it because of the "flap factor." Now ma...

In GEAR » Wet rain jacket
November 06, 2:38pm

Re: pit zips?
Alas - the pit zips were wide open. I don't think rain was dripping in through their openings. 6 hours of steady rain (not drizzle) just seemed to overwhelm the jacket. It held up well for the f...

In GEAR » Wet rain jacket
November 06, 2:04pm

re wet rain jacket
For my day trips I use a very ancient, but well-loved, Arcteryx Bora 30. I took out the "stiffening sheet" when I first bought it, so it bows out from my back, and weighs about 2lb. I was wetted ...

In GEAR » Wet rain jacket
November 06, 12:25pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Wet rain jacket
Is there any information on the Montane's durability? I also do a lot of off-trail scrambling and would hate to have the rainjacket snagged to shreds. I just looked at the MontBell website and no...

In GEAR » Wet rain jacket
November 06, 12:08pm

Re: Re: Wet rain jacket
I'm wondering if the new Golite Virga will work, or the MontBell Peak jacket (the pants certainly worked like a charm), or something along those lines. My charge card is quivering in my hands! I'...

In GEAR » Wet rain jacket
November 06, 11:19am

Wet rain jacket
On Saturday I hiked the PCT north of Stevens Pass for almost 6 hours in a moderate, steady rain wearing my Marmot Precip jacket (got it with my REI rebate in March). I was wearing an ultralight lo...

In GEAR » Wet rain jacket
November 06, 10:43am

M&M's in dark chocolate
M&M's do come in dark chocolate. I bought a bag the other day at the local Bartell's drug store. Nag your local retailer to stock them. They're good and very packable.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Non Melting Chocolate!
October 27, 1:14pm

effects of Aquamira
Does anyone have definitive information about what Aquamira is doing to your intestines and liver? If it's knocking out microscopic beasties in the water, does it continue to search and destroy on...

In GEAR » Aquamira & My Yellowish Platy!
September 21, 2:27pm

All Reader Reviews by Kathleen B

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Botach Tactical Customer Service
I had a similar experience to David's. They sent the inferior space blankets, rather than the correct order, took forever to send a return UPS shipping label, and only yesterday admitted to recei...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 07, 5:35pm

Boomer's Guide to Lightweight Backpacking by Carol Corbridge
I was very disappointed in this book. Luckily, I didn't buy it but had checked it out from the library. For starters, the book is in major need of copy editing. There are lots of awkward sent...

In Books and Media
May 28, 2:04pm

Backpacking Light Merino UL Pants
These do everything BPL promised - provide comfortable warmth without being bulky. I've worn them under non-winter hiking pants all winter, and they've extended the comfort range down to 7 de...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
March 25, 10:55am Company
I just discovered this website that is based in Oregon. It seems to be a distributor of some of our favorite brands - SixMoonDesigns, Tarptent, Montbell, GraniteGear, and Western Mountaineering. No ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 22, 9:39am vegetables and beans
I just received my second order of dehydrated food from Harmony House. First I bought the vegetable pantry stuffer - 16 different quart-sized containers of various dehydrated vegetables, and then a we...

In Foods - Prepackaged Meals & Side Dishes
July 25, 9:08pm

Golite Paradox pants
I'm not sure whether to review these in raingear or softshell clothing, because they're both. They are all-day pants, rather than rain pants to pull on over hiking pants and are made of a fab...

In Clothing - Raingear
July 10, 1:11pm

Sealskinz gloves
I had the same experience as Brett. My non-waterproof gloves absorbed less water than these.

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
July 10, 12:51pm

ULA Circuit
This pack was on backorder, but it came sooner than Brian said it would. I gave it a 2-day test this last weekend on a short backpacking trip in the Cascades. I was pleased that it was as comfortabl...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
March 06, 1:29pm